Imprisoned NFL star Michael Vick will be allowed to serve the last months of his sentence under home confinement because there is no room at a halfway house for him, a government official told The Associated Press Thursday.
At least he'll have more time to contest the $63 billion lawsuit against him.
The former Atlanta quarterback is currently serving a 23-month sentence at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., after pleading guilty to bankrolling a dogfighting operation at a home he owned in eastern Virginia’s Surry County.
He also admitted to participating in the killing of underperforming dogs.
Lawyers for Michael Vick expected him to be moved any day into a halfway house in Newport News. But because of a lack of space, Vick will be released instead to his spacious home in nearby Hampton at some point on or after May 21.
The Hampton house is one of four Michael Vick still owns, according to his bankruptcy court papers. He sold the Surry County property that served as headquarters for his Bad Newz Kennelz ring soon after his July 2007 indictment.
Vick will be on electronic monitoring and confined to the house, only allowed to leave for activities approved by his probation officer, the official said.
Most likely, that does not include murdering dogs with his bare hands.